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Independence & Integrity of the Constitutional Commission

SDL PRESS RELEASE, Nov 8th2012.

Independence & Integrity of the Yash Ghai’s Constitutional Commission

The people of Fiji have responded to the Constitution Commission in a manner almost unparalleled to any previous appointed body in recent history.Part of this is due to the popularity of Professor Ghai, and the recognition of his professionalism and his qualifications in the field of constitutional making, and constitutional law. The people of Fiji see this Commission as the best way forward in the political dead end Fiji has been in since 2006.It is unfortunate that he has been constrained by unnecessary hassles which will not help his work.

Constitutional discussions of critical issues are important in the process of constitutional making especially in a situation where there have been censorship and restrictions in the freedom of the people to meet openly, and discuss constitutional and other issues of concern to them. Short of having a Parliament, Constituent Assemblies that truly represent the views of the people are the best alternative forums to discuss recommendations of a Constitutional Commission. The Constitutional Assembly of the type envisaged in Fiji as outlined in its relevant Decree falls far short of that. It is most likely to be stacked in favour of the Regime and against the interests of the people.This is why it is important that Yash Ghai and his Commission should be given all the support from the people and especially the Regime to complete its work.

The whole International Community is keenly watching what is taking place in Fiji and the whole credibility of the outcome of the Commission’s work will depend on the full and uninterrupted insolvent of Yash Ghai’s Commission in its task. We therefore appeal to the good sense of the Military Regime to allow the Yash Ghai Commission to do its work in accordance with their oath of office if Fiji is to return to full constitutional democracy.

Soqosoqo Duavata Ni Lewenivanua SDL PARTY A Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Fiji

Website: www.sdl.org.fj

ENDS

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